Sturm College of Law News

Prof. Jay Brown featured on National Public Radio regarding banker bonuses

January 20, 2010

Listen to the full story, HERE.


Constance Talmage, JD’78, was named 2009 CBA Award of Merit recipient.

January 12, 2010

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Bar Association Award of Merit goes to Constance Talmage

DENVER — The Colorado Bar Association awarded Connie Talmage with its highest award, the Award of Merit, at the Colorado Bar Foundation annual Bar Fellows dinner on Friday, Jan. 8.

Talmage has had a legal career committed to helping worthwhile causes. Since 2000, she has been the executive director of Colorado Lawyers Committee, a nonpartisan coalition of 50 metro Denver law firms that do high impact pro bono work to improve conditions for children and the underprivileged.

A graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Talmage began her career at Holland & Hart. She also worked for Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe. In 1990, she began working for the Colorado Judicial Institute on a statewide study of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Her work caught the attention of the Colorado Supreme Court, and she was hired as director of ADR for the state courts.

Talmage served as an adjunct professor, teaching ADR at DU from 1996-2007. She has also been involved in leadership of the following organizations: Colorado Women’s Bar Association and CWBA Foundation, Colorado Access to Justice Commission, CBA Judicial Liaison Section, DU’s Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program Committee, Deans’ Diversity Council, Minoru Yasui Inn of Court, the Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence and the CBA’s 2020 Law Firm Initiative Committee. She also volunteers on the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention International Foundation and at her church.

The CBA Award of Merit is awarded annually to a member of the association for outstanding service to the association, the legal profession, the administration of justice, and the community.


Howard Kenison, JD’72, named an Attorney of the Year by Law Week Colorado.

January 12, 2010

Howard Kenison, JD’72, partner in the firm of Lindquist & Vennum-Denver, was named an Attorney of the Year by Law Week Colorado. Law Week sought attorneys who “accomplished great things over the past year” and “stood out within the firm and in a crowd of their peers.” Highlights from Howard’s year included a Colorado Supreme Court victory representing Adams County which challenged the state government’s decision to allow disposal of radioactive wastes at a hazardous waste landfill; chairing the ABA’s standing committee on environmental law; and serving as one of two ABA environmental representatives to the World Justice Forum II in Vienna, Austria. The Forum is a program of the World Justice Project, launched in 2007 by Bill Neukom (immediate past president of the ABA and former GC to Microsoft) to strengthen the rule of law worldwide. Click here to view the announcement from Law Week Colorado. Howard also is serving as the 2009-2010 Natural Resources Practitioner-in-Residence at the Sturm College of Law.


Dedicated adjunct professors bring extensive real-world experience to DU Law students

January 12, 2010

For the full story, click HERE.


Prof. Jay Brown comments on the myth of executive pay reform

January 12, 2010

For the full story, click HERE.


Prof. Michael D. Sousa to speak at the American Bankruptcy Institute Conference

January 06, 2010

On January 22, 2010, Professor Michael D. Sousa will serve as a panelist at the American Bankruptcy Institute Rocky Mountain Conference discussing the future and shape of Chapter 11 business bankruptcies in the post General Motors and Chrysler landscape. He will be joined by bankruptcy judges and several attorneys who regularly serve as counsel to parties in nationally known Chapter 11 bankruptcies.


DU Law Students Selected for Tax Challenge Semi-Finals

January 06, 2010

Sturm College of Law students, Bryan Jensen (3L) and Scott Valent (3L) were recently selected as semi-finalists for the 2009 American Bar Association Tax Challenge. The pair will compete in the semi-final rounds in San Antonio, Texas on January 22, 2010. Only 6 teams out of approximately 38 were selected to move to the semi-final round, and the DU Law team of Bryan and Scott were one of those six teams.

This is a wonderful accomplishment for the law school and goes far in highlighting our developing commitment to corporate and business law. Congratulations to Bryan and Scott!


DU Environmental Law Clinic helps delay deer culling in Valley Forge, PA

January 04, 2010

To read the full article, click HERE.


Prof. Brown lights up the blogosphere: Do legal blogs influence judicial decisions?

December 23, 2009

On December 21, 2009, Prof. Jay Brown penned a blog on a Race to the Bottom concerning the effects—or potential effects—legal blogs have on judicial decisions. The blog was quickly picked up by various top-rated legal blogs such as The Volokh Conspiracy and Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports, as well as the Scotus Blog. Seems that the jury is still out on this issue.

Read Prof. Brown’s original post here:

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/home/the-influence-of-law-blogs-on-the-judicial-process.html


Assistant Dean Dan Vigil comments on Pueblo conflict of interest case

December 17, 2009

Read the full article here.


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